Galway ladies football ensured a clean sweep of Connacht titles with the u-16s being the latest to overcome rivals Mayo.
The Galway side enjoyed a comfortable 3-14 to 1-7 victory, and they now play the Ulster champions Donegal on the weekend of July 26.
The junior team suffered a heavy defeat to Dublin in the Aisling McGing on Sunday - their first defeat all year. They are now in the All Ireland semi-final of that competition and will play Cork on the weekend of August 9, while the minors were due to play Donegal in the All Ireland semi-final last evening.
Galway u-16 panel: Hannah Hannant, Caoimhe McHugh, Aoife Reilly, Orla Dixon, Clare Gibbons, Amy Rohan, Olivia Curran, Cliona Ni Cheallaigh, Ciara Meagher, Deirdre Brennan (capt ), Niamh Thornton, Tara Hession, Louise Reilly, Ina Butler, Roisin Leonard, Lisa Murphy, Nicola Kilgarrif, Lorna Fallon, Shauna Jackson, Helen Moran, Aoife Ni Cheallaigh, Niamh Fahy, Katie Higgins, Aoife Cunningham, Fiona O’Connor, Barbara Lynch, Amanda Hannon, Orlaith Hannon, Georgina Healy, Dora Gorman.
Galway edged out Wexford by 3 - 7 to 2 - 6 in their group two qualifier at Wexford Park at the weekend. There was little between these determined sides, and although Wexford enjoyed the better start, Galway came back to ensure the sides were level when Aishling Connolly and Veronica Curtin struck goals just before the break.
When Galway added a third through Brenda Hanney eight minutes after the interval, Galway’s defence stood firm to ensure they took the spoils.